Kim Kardashian is pregnant, Kanye West announces they are expecting their first child

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have announced that they are expecting their first child together.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye WestKim and Kanye are expecting their first baby. Copyright [WENN]

Say what?!

We did not see this one coming.

Kanye West announced the news onstage during a gig in Atlantic City last night while girlfriend Kim watched from the audience.

Half way through the show Kanye shouted ‘stop the music’ before announcing ‘make noise for my baby Mama right there’.

It is believed that Kim’s pregnancy is around the 12-week mark.

Writing on her official blog Kim put out the following statement:"It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby.

"We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mum and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.

"Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!!"

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Kim’s sister Kourtney kick started the onslaught of Kardashian family congratulatory tweets.

She wrote: “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”

Kim Kardashian Kanye WestKim Kardashian and Kanye West have been dating for eight months. Copyright [Rex]

Half sister Kendal Jenner tweeted: "Whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! :D weeee."

While sister Khloe posted: "KIMYE!!!!! Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members!  'Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!"

Khloe’s husband Lamar echoed his wife’s sentiments writing: "I’m excited for Kanye and my sister! There’s nothing like bringing life into this world!"

While Kim’s Mum Kris Jenner simply posted: "I'm a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza!"

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been dating for eight months but have been close friends for years before embarking on a relationship together.

Congratulations guys, we look forward to seeing Kim's fashionably dressed baby bump in the not so distant future.